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Gender Distinction

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Started: 4/10/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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marianmhausen

Pro

Gender distinction is a highly controversial topic when talking about bathrooms and school activities. The topic of inter-sex people or people with both male and female anatomy is considered to be more of a social/ethical issue and that the third gender shows just how diverse the human species really is according to Jesse Bering at scientificamerican.org. The people who are inter-sex have both male and female parts, not a whole other head. Normally when the inter-sex child is born, parents can choose to have the child be either one gender or the other. However, there is a possibility that the parent could make the wrong decision, even if their intentions are best at the time. There is absolutely nothing wrong with people who happen to have both male and female parts, it's a birth defect that is rare and is also called, "ambiguous genitalia". The fetus can develop this defect when fetal tissue is disrupted, or there is a lack of production of certain hormones, making it difficult to identify the sex of the child based on what nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus has to say about transgender people. Being inter-sex only affects the individual and their family, and is not that large of an issue when mentioning bathrooms and school activities. After all being transgender still means you're human so the individual should be able to make their own decisions and choices about their sexuality and what bathroom they decide to use or sport they wish to engage in.
amarez15

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Yes, the individual should be able to make their own decisions, but what if others don't approve of it. A report on CNN stated that a 6 year old boy wouldn't get accepted to the girls bathroom because he thought of himself as a female. If this was just a trans gender, think about how their opinions would be on inter-sexes as a whole. Sure they are humans just like us, but just like any minor disorder people are so quick to judge. Society gets the idea that inter-sexes are homosexual so they get called names on a daily basis. Sports wise, inter-sexes may tend to have an advantage as stated by the Institute of Human Research. Caster Semenya, a competitor in the Olympics, broke the female running record in an unbelievable amount of time. She was in fact an inter-sex and because of this they had to take several tests to decide in which category to put her in. Because of her high levels in testosterone, they tested to see if she could go in the male category but she was not efficient. However in the female category she dominated the times. This caused lots of conflict because of the determination of her gender group.
Debate Round No. 1
marianmhausen

Pro

When discussing gender distinction and whether or not it"s ethical to treat people with male and female parts like aliens, it gets heated. The child may not notice what gender it is or wants to be until puberty. Unless the parents have already had a surgery done to make the child one gender only. Which happens to be a big issue. There"s always the problem of whether or not the parent made the right decision or not which is a pschycological-social emergency. However, if the parents leave the child to decide later on in life then the parents won"t regret their decision and the child would get to decide what gender they want to be. Besides, technology and surgery won"t solve intersex problems. It"s all up to the child when they are ready to decide on what gender they want to be. For example if the child wants to use a certain restroom they should be allowed to. If the child wants to play a certain sport the school should allow the student to. Everyone deserves equal opportunities whether or not they are completely sure which gender they want to represent. Wishes should be honored for transgender people according to what the article at (prospect.org/article).
amarez15

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Debate Round No. 2
marianmhausen

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